Letter from David Boldy to his parents



Letter from David Boldy to his parents


Letter from David Boldy to his parents with general conversation about attending St. Joseph’s College, Naini Tal. He comments about home news regarding dogs fighting and their behaviour in the house. He writes mostly about college sports news intertwined with snippets of daily school and religious life, and tells his parents that they will take communion if possible and that the priest gives fine sermons. The expected visit of a senior priest on the forthcoming holiday is mentioned. He reports good progress in lessons but that he gets the strap on occasion and is philosophical about it. His class are going to ask about the possibility of going for a swim.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[inserted] P.S. Did you receive my letter dated 6th .?. [/inserted]

[St. Joseph’s College crest]


My darling Mummy & Daddy.

Thank you for your letters. Yes you must have felt very lonely as well. Didn’t I tell you that when Don was a little more sure of himself he would fight. Uncle Bob right about Airdailes [sic] trying to drown the dog they were fighting. If we get a chance of taking Communion we will take it. The R.C. Father that takes the se [inserted] r [/inserted] vices here gives very [deleted] nice [/deleted] inserted] fine [/inserted] sermons. Our A played Sherwood A and they beat us 4-0. They have seven masters in their team. They advertised in the papers for masters who were good in all games. I wrote to Mr. Bean the other day. It said in the papers that the planters say St. Pauls Cricket team is very promising. St. Pauls beat the planters by 90 runs when they were on best

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form. We recieved [sic] the pants and stockings [deleted] and [/deleted] from marcus [sic] and everything is allright. [sic] Tuesday is a holiday. And a brother is coming here the highest of all the brothers in Catholic schools he stays with us the longest. I don’t know what his name is. I am getting on well in class. I get the strap sometimes, but that is what will get me through. I have stopped wearing a vest now, because I have got clamitized. [sic] French has been very easy so far, but later on I suppose it will get stiffer. I hope the dogs don’t have another fight. How do they behave to each other in the house.? Do they still watch each other? My class boys are going to ask for a swim on tuesday [sic] I hope we are allowed. I won’t swim out far so don’t be worried. Will write in the middle of the week when the stamps come. No more news today
[deleted] yo [/deleted] love from your loving son David.




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/590.

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